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Alex Kremer 03-15-20 // Do Not Worry; Matthew 6:25-34

In a world under constant change and constant struggle, it is difficult not to worry.  There are concerns about our health, exacerbated by the spread of Corona Virus.  There are concerns with money as retirement looms for some; or the expense of raising children or paying for college.  All these are real world issues, but are they cause for us to worry?

This begs the question, what does it mean to worry?  And why is worry so counter to a Christian faith?

In today's lesson, we look at an eternal perspective to the cares of this world.  As Jesus teaches His disciples, we see that as believers in Jesus, God is our Father.  And when we look at how he cares for the rest of His creation, the birds of the air, or the flowers of the field, we see we have no need to worry; for as much as He cares for the rest of creation, how much more does He care for us?

May the Lord bless you as you listen to today's lesson.  Thank you for listening.

Alex Kremer 02-02-2020 // James 2:14-26 - A Faith That Works

There once was a duck village populated by ducks.  In this village, was a duck church and they had their duck bible.  One Sunday, the duck preacher exhorted the duck congregation, "My duck brothers and sisters, God has given us wings so we can fly and glorify God." The duck congregation shouted in agreement, "Amen!" and then waddled home.

Throughout scripture, we see that man is justified by faith apart from works.  But then we get to James 2 where we read that faith without works is dead, and that we are justified by our works.  Is this a contradiction in Scripture?  How do we reconcile James with the rest of Scripture?

In today's lesson, we see there truly is no contradiction here.  We are justified, declared righteous through faith.  Works, then, become the evidence of that faith.